Tim Burton & Danny Elfman Collaborating for Live Film Score Concert

February 15, 2013
Source: The Telegraph

Tim Burton and Danny Elfman

Over a couple years ago, an awesome box set with a collection of soundtracks and previously unreleased music spanning the 25-year collaboration between director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman from 1985's Pee-Wee's Big Adventure all the way to 2010's Alice in Wonderland. Now fans of the duo's work will get a chance to take their love to the next level by seeing Burton's work live in person with Elfman performing a concert at the Royal Albert Hall on October 7th. In addition to his score, Elfman will also sing signature songs from his film repertoire, including tunes from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Production artwork and drawings from Burton will accompany the music, with help from the BBC Concert Orchestra as a visual backdrop. Elfman didn't offer any specifics on what music will be featured other than the stop-motion favorite as told The Telegraph, "The idea of performing some of Jack Skellington's songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas live for the very first time is immensely exciting." It's probably a solid guarantee that Elfman's work on Batman, Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands, but I wouldn't expect anything from Planet of the Apes. Though Frankenweenie, Alice in Wonderland and Corpse Bride will probably get the spotlight. If fans are really lucky he'll sing an Oingo Boingo song!

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  • Why does this have to be in London?! I wish they were also doing a showing in NYC, or somewhere cheaper to fly to :/
    • bozo connors
      Agreed. Love his work. Would travel continental U.S. to see it live.
    • why not in London? the majority of shit happens in America, makes a change for something to happen here - Tim lives here so I suppose that's a factor
      • I'm not trying to say no London, I'm just wishing it was on both continents. I totally understand why it's in London, I just wish I could go!




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